How to File a Workers’ Comp Claim with an Attorney

How to File a Workers’ Comp Claim with an Attorney

How to File a Workers’ Comp Claim with an Attorney

Being injured is never easy, but if you’re injured at work, the path forward can be even more complicated. While you’re very likely covered by workers’ compensation, obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled can be exceptionally challenging without a workers’ compensation attorney in your corner. 

Seek the Medical Attention that You Need

The most important step you can take after an accident on the job is seeking the medical attention that you need. The fact is that, even if you don’t think you were seriously injured in the accident, waiting until you experience symptoms can lead to more considerable health complications. Because early diagnosis is so closely associated with improved health outcomes, waiting to seek medical attention is ill-advised. 

Notify Your Employer

The next step in the process is notifying your supervisor, boss, or employer about the injury-causing accident you had at work. There are time constraints and limitations related to when you are required to let your employer know about your work-related injury, but sooner is always preferable to later. 

Consult with an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney as Soon as Possible

The sooner you reach out to a dedicated workers’ compensation attorney, the better protected your rights and your workers’ compensation claim will be. Your attorney will take on all the following important tasks on your behalf:

  • Gathering all the available evidence, including your full range of related medical expenses, and using the information to create your strongest claim
  • Communicating with the insurance company for you (the insurance representative is skilled at eliciting claimant statements that go on to harm their claims)
  • Skillfully negotiating with the insurance company on behalf of your claim
  • Helping you better understand the workers’ compensation claims process and helping you make the right decisions for you throughout 
  • Ensuring that your claim proceeds in accordance with workers’ compensation law

Follow Your Doctor’s Orders

If you’ve been injured on the job, following your doctor’s instructions and advice is paramount to your health and recovery, but it’s also important to your workers’ compensation claim. If you don’t take your injuries seriously, you can expect the insurance company to follow suit. You owe it to your health and to your claim to take your doctor’s advice to heart. 

Give Social Media a Rest

You may wonder what Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms have to do with your workers’ compensation claim, but the truth is – plenty. The workers’ compensation insurance company is looking for any reason to discredit your claim, and if it can twist your posts or comments toward this end, it will. 

It’s Time to Consult with an Experienced Chicago Workers’ Compensation Attorney

The distinguished Chicago workers’ compensation attorneys at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., are well prepared to help guide your claim toward an advantageous outcome that supports your rights and your rightful compensation. Your best interests are our priority, so please don’t wait to contact us for more information today.

If you have been injured in a personal injury or work-related accident, do not hesitate to contact our office at (312) 332-5400

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